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Synopsis:

This sweeping history of the Roman Empire from 44 B.C. to A.D. 235 has three purposes: to describe what was happening in the central administration and in the entourage of the emperor; to indicate how life went on in Italy and the provinces, in the towns, in the countryside, and in the army camps; and to show how these two different worlds impinged on each other. Colin Wells's vivid account is now available in an up-to-date second edition.

About the Author

Colin Wells is Professor of Classical Studies, Trinity University.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

List of Maps and Illustrations

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

I. The New Order

II. The Sources

III. The Work of Augustus

IV. Italy under Augustus: the Social and Intellectual Climate

V. The Consolidation of the Principate

VI. The Army and the Provinces in the First Century AD

VII. 'Emperors Made Elsewhere than at Rome': Galba to Trajan

VIII. The State of Italy from Petronius to Pliny

IX. The Orderly Government of the Empire: Hadrian to Marcus Aurelius

X.'The Immeasurable Majesty of the Roman Peace'

XI. An Age of Transition: Commodus to Maximinus the Thracian

Maps Lists of dates:

Reigns of Roman Emperors, Augustus to Diocletian

Greek and Latin Authors Mentioned in this Book

Further Reading

Index of Citations

General Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674777705
Author:
Wells, Colin
Author:
Wells, C. M.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Rome History Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
Reference - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series Volume:
[no. 3]
Publication Date:
August 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 maps
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 15 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This sweeping history of the Roman Empire from 44 B.C. to A.D. 235 has three purposes: to describe what was happening in the central administration and in the entourage of the emperor; to indicate how life went on in Italy and the provinces, in the towns, in the countryside, and in the army camps; and to show how these two different worlds impinged on each other. Colin Wells's vivid account is now available in an up-to-date second edition.
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